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Chandler teen runs successful jewelry business Origami Owl


One Chandler teen is just a junior in high school, but is already the founder of a very successful jewelry business.

"I feel so blessed. I never really thought that something like this could happen to me," said Bella Weems.

Weems feels blessed to tell stories, but not with words, with jewelry.

"I've always loved making jewelry, ever since I was a little girl, with my mom that tell a story about yourself and who you are," said Weems.

Weems put her skills to use at 14 so she could buy a car.

At 14, she started selling jewelry at boutiques, parties and a stand at Chandler mall.

Now she has a website and headquarters called "The Nest" in Chandler and she got the car: a Jeep she named Alice.

The necklaces have lockets that contain charms matching the wearer's personality. The charms float around the locket and are hung on a custom chain.

Weems is also helping 30,000 women who need to make money buy giving them the opportunity to become hostesses.

"I feel blessed that I'm able to inspire people to make a difference in their lives and help them earn a living and it's just ben a crazy experience for me to know that," said Weems.  

Weems plans on going to college after her senior year at Perry High School.

She spends three to four hours a day at the office, but loves spending time with friends.

There's one more reason to love this hometown girl, she loves to help her community.

"I love Child Help. Basically it helps abused kids and I just love being able to spend time with them, giving them love, anything that we do to give back," said Weems.

Weems says lockets usually cost about $60 once they're all decked out.

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